Re: a question for FrameMaker experts

Subject: Re: a question for FrameMaker experts
From: Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:25:07 -0700 (PDT)

We tried this in class, and couldn't get it to work.

Let me be more specific in what our problem is.  We're using FrameMaker 10 on Windows PCs.


We have 7 text files. We want the graphics to be numbered sequentially across all the text files: that is, Figure 1, 2, 3. The text files aren't chapters, and we don't want them numbered with compound numbers (section X Figure 1, section y Figure 1).  We're using the automatic figure numbering that gets inserted when you insert a graphic.  The paragraph tag is Figure, and the code is figure <n+>:

The instructor and I googled for sequential figure numbering, and all we could find was how to do compound figure numbers.  We've checked the FrameMaker help files, and she also checked all her reference books, and all we can find is compound numbering.

This seems odd to me that you couldn't do sequential numbers across files.

What are we missing or doing wrong?

thanks so much for any help we can get.

-Becca


 
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> From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
>To: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>; Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org>
>Cc: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>Sent: Monday, April 9, 2012 9:40 PM
>Subject: RE: a question for FrameMaker experts
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>Voxwoman wrote:
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>> Becca,
>> Format > Document > Numbering
>>
>> in the Paragraph tab, select "Continue numbering from previous
>> paragraph in
>> book"
>
>It's "Continue Numbering From Previous File in Book." And you need to do this in the book window, with the seven chapter files after the first selected. (Actually, since you surely don't have any figures in the TOC or Index, it doesn't matter if you have all the files selected.)
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>Otherwise correct. :-)
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>Richard G. Combs
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RE: a question for FrameMaker experts: From: Combs, Richard

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